The Drone Racing League (DRL) has launched its new platform, the DRL Academy, with the intention of providing struggling teachers and parents with educational content for their pupils during the coronavirus pandemic.
The outbreak of COVID-19 has left many schools worldwide closed or only open to certain pupils.
DRL has partnered with Eduscape, as well as the National Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence and West Valley College, to offer a programme that can be integrated into the curriculum.
DRL Academy is a STEM program which features online learning opportunities for students studying science, engineering, and unmanned aircraft technology.
DRL CEO and founder Nicholas Horbaczewski commented: “Drone racing is the ultimate sport to facilitate STEM programming and inspire students to learn about robotics, engineering and physics.
“Through DRL Academy, we’ll leverage our cutting edge drone technology, custom content, and futuristic sports competition to provide teachers and students with a digital-first curriculum during this challenging time and beyond.”